OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Getting to Know Canvas

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The focus of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the features and functions of Canvas. Faculty interested in moving their courses to Canvas for Fall 2016 will be provided with simple steps to make the transition. Additionally, participants will be provided with paper and online resources to assist in moving to Canvas.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
TurningPoint Clickers (Basics and Transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6))

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Summer 2016, UTK will be transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6) which will continue to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, cloud-based management of course, rosters and assessment data.

Benefits:
• Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
• Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
• Self-paced polling options
• Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
• Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
• Less overall cost for students

OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint Cloud (6) system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Adobe Captivate Interactive Practice and Assessment Templates

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Create engaging interactive practice and assessment activities with Adobe Captivate templates to deliver in class or on multiple devices (computer, iPad, phone).

The focus includes an overview of how to use Captivate templates to design and develop interactive practice and assessment activities. The workshop will include samples of work that participants can then use to follow the visual process steps to create their own activities to include in Online@UT, their own classroom website, classroom presentations, etc.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

BYOD Wirelessly with Wolfvision Cynap

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Available in some classrooms across campus, the Wolfvision Cynap allows instructors and students to wirelessly connect to the Cynap to present, annotate, record, and take notes. The Cynap works with most devices including Android or iPad tablets, smart phones, and laptops. Students can record the stream of the presentation on their devices. The instructor can also control who can present, making student presentations easy to connect. Come learn about the future of your classroom as these devices are installed in more rooms each year.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Camtasia for Mac

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Using Camtasia for Mac, you can create an online instructional video, that includes a digital recording of a computer screen, such as a course site tour, web-based application demonstration, Excel spreadsheet tutorial, or PowerPoint presentation. You will learn how to record your actions on the screen, record audio and webcam video, and do basic editing of the recorded media. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video online will be discussed.

NOTE: For an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Camtasia for Windows 1 (Creating Online Instructional Video on Windows PC)

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This hands-on workshop will guide you through the steps of creating an online instructional video that includes digital recording of a computer screen. Using Camtasia, you can create a web page demonstration, course site tour, learning guide, exam review, or slide presentation. You will learn how to record your interaction with a website, add audio to the recording, and do basic editing of the content. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video through Online@UT, iTunesU, and mobile devices will be discussed.

NOTE: For a learning session on Camtasia for Mac and for an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Captivate 1 (Hands-On With Adobe Captivate: Going Beyond PowerPoint)

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How can you turn a PowerPoint presentation into a self-contained online learning module in which students interact with the content through hyperlinks and quizzes? Come to this workshop and learn how to use Adobe Captivate to create an online interactive learning module that contains slides, images, screenshots, video, audio, captions, hyperlinks, and self-testing quiz questions. You will then post the module either to a Blackboard course site or to your personal UT web space. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage Options at UTK (Faculty / Staff Focused)

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Creating Accessible Assessments

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The purpose of assessment is to determine the degree to which the objective was met. Do your course assessments meet this definition? This session will introduce you to the concept of Universal Design for Learning, while being focused on course assessment. You will learn how making small changes to your course assessments can enhance course evaluation for everyone.

Note: The November 3 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible Documents on a Mac

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for the Mac users of MS Office 2011.

Instructors, if the time of the workshop does not suit your schedule, please contact OIT HelpDesk, and we will schedule a consultation with you.

Note: The September 29 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible Documents on a Windows PC

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge, positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for those using Office 2013 in a Windows environment.

Note: The October 6 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible Documents with Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe Acrobat is a powerful tool that we all use each week in many different ways. With the need for making our documents accessible to everyone we are all looking for tools to make this a bit simpler. Attendees will learn the basics of creating an accessible PDF document. Topics covered are: Introduction to Acrobat Accessibility tools, Setting up the Acrobat interface, Using the Acrobat document inspection tool, and much more. At the end of the class each participant will be able to create an accessible PDF from scratch and from an existing document.

Note: The October 13 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos

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OneShot video is a simple way for you to produce a short (10 minutes or less) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., camera, mobile phone, iPad, tablet). You hit Record, speak in front of the camera, and press Stop. There is no editing. Upload the video to YouTube or another video sharing site. Done! A One-Shot video is dynamic, engaging, lets your students see you, and appeals to the current video culture.

Note: The October 27 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Video with a Mobile Device and SWIVL

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Using a mobile device to record audio, and the SWIVL robot to track movement, you can record just a segment or an entire class lecture, create a short instructional video, or practice your content/presentation delivery. Participants will learn to create their own video, apply minimal editing, and then upload content to a video sharing site. Bring your own tablet or Smartphone, or an iPad will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty- or Staff-focused Lucky 7 - Requested topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your department's or group's needs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Introduction to LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

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If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime, or require an alternative tool for video conferencing for administrative or teaching and learning needs, you’ll want to learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). Zoom enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom, and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration. This workshop meets online; the day before the workshop, you will receive an email invitation with a link and access instructions. If you register on the workshop day, please call 865-974-9670 to request the email invitation. Tags: Zoom Videoconferencing, LiveOnline@UT

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPads and Instruction

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Take an iPad out for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do? Become more efficient with your iPad? Add interactivity to your class? Learn organization tips? Engage your students? In this class, participants will discover and discuss mobile technologies for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Mobile Learning In and Out of Class (Make It, Take It)

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Participants will experience and develop presentations using iPad apps for course content, class presentation, collaboration and engagement. An Apple iPad 3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Office 365: Overview (Faculty / Staff focused)

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This workshop is an introduction to using the online Office 365 suite. We will teach you how to navigate the interface, create and manage documents, customize Outlook and Calendar, and use Groups.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Office of Disability Services Overview

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Attend this session to learn more about working with the Office of Disability Services (ODS), working with students with disabilities, and the accessibility initiative in higher education. Folks from the ODS will be the presenters, so bring your questions!

Note: The October 20 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

OIT New Staff Orientation

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OIT New Staff Orientation -- this section is limited to OIT new hires.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn)

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One way to increase interaction with and among students is to augment face-to-face lectures with more engaging activities such as self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and live chats. Online@UT makes it easy to organize and post these materials online for students to access anytime from anywhere via the Web. In this introduction to Online@UT's course management system, participants will access their online course site, receive an overview of instructor development tools and resources, and learn to upload a variety of document types.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn) - online version

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This course is an online self-paced version of Online@UT 1 (Introduction to Online@UT) Please note that while our registration system requires a date for all courses, the displayed date does not apply to online courses, as they are available anytime, anywhere. Shortly after completing registration, you will receive an email with the information needed to get started.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations

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THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

This workshop is offered by appointment. Please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to arrange a consultation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Prezi Tips for Conferences

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The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and see how to create infographics using Prezi.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) 1

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Technology Enhanced Classrooms exist all over campus. This demonstration and hands-on class serves as an introduction to the different types of technology that can be found within these classrooms. Technology demonstrated includes SMART Boards/SMART Podiums and/or Epson Interactive Projectors, SMART Notebook software, document cameras, and the system control panels used to control the room. Participants will learn how to connect their computers to the system and how to use some of the features of the SMART Notebook software. Participants are asked to bring their laptops with them to the class.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Tools for Evaluating Accessibility

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Participants in this workshop will learn about several free resources that can be used to assist in making documents and websites more accessible. Tools covered include WAVE web analysis, VoiceOver for iDevices, and NVDA, a free screen reader for PCs.

Note: The November 10 section of this workshop is part of the Fall Accessibility Program. You may register for any or all of the workshops in the Program.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

TurningPoint Clickers 2 (Advanced Uses)

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Since Fall 2009, UTK has been using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement.

Some of the benefits faculty have identified include:

  • Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
  • Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhere and ResponseCard Anywhere
  • Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: cell phone, PDA, or a laptop computer
  • Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
  • No student registration purchase
  • Less overall cost for students


SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Using Skype for Business for Online Office Hours (faculty/staff focused)

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Faculty can use this IM/video conference/online meeting tool to interact and collaborate with students. You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You can schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, start meetings from apps like Word or PowerPoint online and meet across platforms to present content, share a whiteboard, slide presentation, computer screens, and even poll the audience.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.